كشف السفير التركي لدى "النمسا" "قدري إسفيت تيسكان" في لقائه مع صحيفة "Die Presse" النمساوية عن موقف المجتمع النمساوي من المسلمين والأتراك, مؤكدًا إدراك الأتراك أنهم غير مرحبٍ بهم من قبل المجتمع المضيف.
وفي إجابته عن سؤال حول تمييز أداء الكروات بالمدارس النمساوية مقارنة بالأتراك, أكد "قدري" أن الكروات يُرحِّب بهم المجتمع لكونهم نصارى, خلافًا للأتراك الذين يتعرضون للدفع إلى حافة المجتمع, منتقدًا عدم تركيز المجتمع على قصص النجاح; حيث يوجد 3500 رجل أعمال و110طبيب من المسلمين الأتراك في "النمسا".
وتأتي هذه التصريحات في أعقاب كشف استفتاء محلي عن تأييد 68% من النمساويين لانضمام "كرواتيا" لعضوية الاتحاد الأوروبي مقابل 17% فقط أيدوا عضوية "تركيا".
The Turkish ambassador in Vienna has risked a serious thrift between Austria and Turkey with statements made in an exceptional interview.
Speaking to Austrian newspaper Die Presse, Kadri Ecvet Tezcan claimed Turks in Vienna knew they were not welcome in Austria. He also revealed having been told that the Austrian foreign minister does not welcome ambassadors for meetings – and revealed he would relocate the United Nations (UN) from Vienna were he leader of the international organisation.
Asked why immigrants from Croatia seem to do better at school than most people from Turkey, Tezcan said: "Croats are Christians and therefore welcome in the society, while Turks aren’t. They are constantly being pushed to the corners of the society."
A survey by the Austrian Society for European Politics (ÖGfE) showed earlier this week that just 17 per cent of Austrians want Turkey to join the European Union (EU), while 68 per cent of Austrians speak out in favour of Croatia becoming a member .
The ambassador however also stressed he registered many "stories of success". He said: "There are more than 3,500 Turkish businessmen and 110 Turkish doctors in Austria. (…) Why doesn’t the Austrian concentrate more on that?"
Tezcan emphasised he has been advising Turks living in Austria to learn German and respect the country's rules. He explained: "The Turks (in Austria) don’t want anything from you. They aren’t happy. They don’t want to be treated like a virus. (Austrian) Society should help them integrate – and then it would benefit from them.
"You don’t have to get more immigrants – you have got them here. But you have to believe in them, and they have to believe in you," the diplomat added.
Referring to the Freedom Party’s (FPÖ) success in last month’s Vienna city parliament ballot, Tezcan said: "Almost 30 per cent support a far-right party in a city which regards itself as the cultural centre of Europe. I would not stay here as head of the UN, the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) or the OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)".
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